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AP-IL--Illinois News Digest 1:30 pm, IL

August 28, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 1:30 p.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or chifax@ap.org. Herbert McCann is on the desk.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.



CHICAGO — Child welfare officials are investigating “allegations of neglect” after nine children were killed and another was left critically injured in an apartment fire in Chicago, a state agency says. By Don Babwin. SENT: 390 words, photos.


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Bruce Rauner denounces “sanctuary state” with veto of bill to help immigrant crime victims get protective visas sooner. But two years ago, he signed legislation that extended state-funded health care, food assistance and more to immigrants in similar circumstances. By John O’Connor. Developing.



WILLOWBROOK, Ill. — A new federal study shows people living near a contract sterilization company in a western Chicago suburb face some the country’s highest cancer risks from toxic air pollution. The Chicago Tribune reports that federal officials began investigating Sterigenics International last year after surrounding communities were identified on a national map of health hazards from breathing toxic chemicals. SENT: 130 words. Developing.


— LAKE MICHIGAN-KAYAKER SEARCH: Crews have been searching for a 20-year-old Northwestern University student who went missing after his kayak capsized in Lake Michigan north of Chicago.

— SCRAPPED BRIDGE-CHARGE: A northwestern Indiana scrap-metal dealer accused of demolishing a historic bridge and selling the metal is seeking to have the federal charge he faces dismissed.

— BIOMETRIC DATA LAWSUIT: A Chicago federal judge has tossed a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging Southwest Airlines violated the law by requiring that certain employees use fingerprints to sign into and out of work.

— PANHANDLING ORDINANCES: The American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations are challenging panhandling ordinances in 15 municipalities across Illinois.

— DRAKE-HOSPITALIZED GIRL: A suburban Chicago girl has received a heart transplant just days after she danced her way into a hospital visit from Drake.

— ATTORNEY GENEREAL-CLERGY ABUSE: The Illinois attorney general has launched a hotline and email address for residents who want to report clergy abuse.



NEW YORK — Lance Lynn pitches for the New York Yankees against James Shields and the improving Chicago White Sox. New York is 6 1/2 games behind first-place Boston in the AL East. Shields is 5-15, tied for the most losses in the majors. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6:05 p.m.


CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs keep winning through everything that knocks some contenders out of the playoff race. Credit one of the majors’ deepest rosters, but manager Joe Maddon also is pushing all the right buttons as Chicago tries to close out its third consecutive NL Central title. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by noon.


CHICAGO — Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs continue their series against the struggling New York Mets. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


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